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107.8 Academy FM

Thanet's Local Radio Station

Join Academy FM Thanet and stay up-to-date with the biggest issues in Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs and beyond. Our presenters share their local knowledge and experience. 

Local news, weather, traffic and travel get you on your way, but we won’t let you miss out on the big national and international stories of the day either.

We know you care about the Isle of Thanet, so do have your say and contact us with your stories, views and opinions. 

Join the discussions and enter our competitions on our Facebook page or on Twitter (or by contacting the studio). Don’t forget to like and follow us for the latest updates throughout your day.

A BIG thank you

From Academy FM Thanet

Academy FM would like to say thank you to the following organisations for the grants they have been awarded. This has enabled us to buy new equipment and provide training for the community of Thanet. 

Be Part of Academy FM's Business Watch

BUSINESS WATCH is to promote local businesses throughout Thanet. We are encouraging our listeners to nominate their favourite local businesses. We have a Business of the Week, where the winning business will receive a certificate and will feature on the Monday Breakfast Show. The four weekly winners will be entered into our Business of the Month, where one business will win one month’s advertising package on Academy FM including your own radio commercial made by a professional production company.

Business Watch is available to all Thanet Businesses & is FREE to enter

BUSINESS WATCH is FREE to enter. Each daytime show will feature BUSINESS WATCH where the presenter will read out the names of six businesses per slot, their address, and names of three staff members. 

To promote your business as part of BUSINESS WATCH, we will supply your business with two window posters and A6 postcards to give to your customers. To be part of BUSINESS WATCH   

To join Business Watch please email: businesswatch@academyfmthanet.com
or call 07841 598076

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Supporters & Sponsors

Academy FM Thanet, are proud to be part of the community and would like to thank the local businesses & corporate sponsors for their support by advertising with us.

If you would like to support us by advertising with us, becoming a friend of Academy FM or by becoming a corporate sponsor, please get in touch with us.

Our Corporate Sponsors

Turner Jackson & Day
Turner Jackson Day Associates is a design-led architectural studio working with private clients, developers, and main contractors across Whitstable, Herne Bay, Canterbury, Faversham, Thanet, and throughout Kent and the South East.
Community Ad
At CommunityAd, the mission is to bring together each and every community to buy local and celebrate local success through CommunityAd’s community magazines. If there’s something you need to share with your local community, do get in touch.
Talk It Out
We are a Social Group based in Deal especially for people and carers of people suffering with Anxiety/ Depression.
The Line Rangers
We offer Line Dancing Classes in Birchington, Westgate and Monkton. We are also available for parties and other special occasions.
Cannons Chauffeur Services
We specialise in transfers to and from all major UK airports. We also cater for West End theatre trips, all major tourist attractions in London and the South East and the cruise ship ports.
London & County Financial Advisors
We have many years’ experience in helping clients attain their financial goals. No matter what advice you need we can help you put a plan in place.

Our Local Supporters

Turner Jackson & Day Associates
Turner Jackson & Day Associates is an award-winning architectural studio based in Whitstable, Kent, working with private clients, developers, and main contractors across Whitstable, Herne Bay, Canterbury, Faversham, Thanet, and throughout Kent and the South East.
Think Big Tech
Think BIG Tech are an extremely strong, professional and approachable team who provide timely and effective IT support for your business. We are extremely passionate about delivering simple, effective IT Support and IT Business Solutions.
East Kent Brickwork
East Kent Brickwork Ltd undertakes all aspects of Masonry related craftmanship including New Build, Conservation, Heritage Masonry, Re-pointing, Lime Mortar repairs, and Brick Slip Cladding across the whole of South East of England.
W.G Burbridge
We are a family-owned business supplying an extensive range of Timber & Building Materials, also including a comprehensive range of fixings, hardware, tools and so much more.
UK Stone Imports
UK Stone Imports supply to both the private and commercial market place. If you are a homeowner or business owner our sales staff can guide you through selecting the right material for your requirements. If required we are able to advise you on any project you may be undertaking as we have many years experience in hard landscaping.
Boys & Maughan
Boys & Maughan Solicitors has been building lasting relationships with clients and providing them with first-class legal advice for over two centuries.

Seaside Safety

This summer keep you and your family safe by choosing a lifeguarded beach and swimming between the red and yellow flags. In an emergency, dial 999 for the Coastguard.